September 19th, 2011
01:06 PM ET
As much as you may want to see Jon Voight dance, don't count on it.
The 72-year-old actor told CNN that although "Dancing With the Stars" approached him about signing up for the reality competition, he turned it down.
"They asked me to do 'Dancing With the Stars,' and you know it would probably be fun for people to watch me dance, but I'm an old fella now," Voight said. Although he doesn't see himself doing the cha cha on network TV anytime soon, he does have respect for those who do.
The new season premieres tonight with Metta World Peace, HLN's Nancy Grace, Rob Kardashian, Chaz Bono, David Arquette, Elisabetta Canalis, Kristin Cavallari, Carson Kressley, Ricki Lake, Hope Solo, Chynna Phillips and J.R. Martinez.
In Voight's estimation, if you sign up for the show you can't be that bad a dancer - after all, you have to learn all the moves each week, he says. We'll see if his theory holds true when "DWTS" kicks off tonight at 8 p.m. ET.
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